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Job #: R-00068908
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Visual and Graphic Design
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is searching for seasoned Unreal Technical Artists to join our studio with an existing team of artists, programmers, and designers in creating “cutting edge” Virtual Reality (VR) and PC advanced training for the United States Air Force.  **This position is 100% telework. Our client is a visionary leader that is bringing VR and digital training to the forefront of Air Force technical and specialty training for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) analysts and operators around the world. This is a unique opportunity to leverage your proven AAA industry experience to create stunning photorealistic digital art for the U.S. Air Force training.

As an Unreal Technical Artist, you will ensure that the technology, tools, and processes are in place to deliver the creative vision of our projects. You will support a digital art team focused on photorealistic environments and characters for both PC and VR. This is a unique opportunity where your knowledge and expertise will enhance our team’s capabilities each day while also serving as a subject matter expert in techniques, methods, and best practices pioneered by Epic Games and the Unreal Engine. We are looking for your creativity, experience, and positive energy to create the Defense industries most immersive and comprehensive virtual training. Projects include building “digital twins” of military aircraft, vehicles, military hardware and replicating physical environments. This is an opportunity to make your creative voice heard in a collaborative setting with a company building innovative training solutions for the US Air force.

Qualifications:

  • 5-15 years of direct experience with Unreal Engine in either the video game industry, architecture, advertising, film, or simulations on shipped products with concrete examples of your work.

  • Bachelor’s degree (or 4 years of related experience with no degree).

  • Ability to obtain security clearance (requires US citizenship).

  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the Unreal Engine with heavy emphasis on Blueprints, Materials, Lighting, Animation, Niagara, Sequencer, and more.

  • Collaborate with the art and technical teams guiding best practices for real-time asset optimization, promoting efficient workflows, and offering innovative tech solutions to maintain quality while maximizing performance.

  • Establish and manage memory and performance structure.

  • Streamline production by finding ways to automate tasks and improve processes.

  • Experience with PBR techniques using Substance Suite (Painter, Alchemist, Designer, and Source).

  • Experience creating Maya character rigs, wire controllers and GUI pickers for seamless export into Unreal.

  • Experience working with motion capture data, workflows, facial capture, and retargeting.

  • Experience writing custom Maya tools and scripts using Python and/or MEL.

  • Desire to teach others and learn new techniques in the Unreal Engine.

  • Motivated, self-directed, personable, strong verbal communication skills. 

  • Experience using Perforce for source control and JIRA for task management.

  • Strong work ethic that strives for continuous process improvement and production efficiency.

  • Experience maximizing performance in VR a big plus.

  • Experience with photogrammetry content pipeline a plus. 

  • Ability to work in a dynamic cross-functional environment in a 100% teleworking environment.

Pay Range:

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Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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